Infertility: Male and Female

male infertility and female infertility treatment in maple ridge

Infertility has been on the rise for many years, partially due to the fact that more couples are delaying having babies due to time investment in higher education, finances, and busy lifestyles. Nowadays, we deal with young couples (who are relatively healthy to start with!) having difficulty achieving and maintaining pregnancy as well. Our approach to infertility is simple, logical, and straight forward. On a patients first visit, he will read through the patients medical laboratory assessments (for both partners) and a comprehensive medical intake will be completed, potentially identifying where health issues may interfere with a successful pregnancy. Dr. Stauss also makes sure that both partners are functioning and performing at their optimum health as well.

How Does This Work?

Once a comprehensive medical intake has been done we establish the best means of ovulation, fertilization, and maintaining the pregnancy using a combination of pharmaceutical and natural medications. Also, we work on illness and disease prevention at the same time, to improve the health of the mother, father, and fetus.

What Treatments Are Offered?

Treatments for both female and male infertility are individualized to the specific health needs of the potential parents. Overall, we use a blend of natural and pharmaceutical interventions to achieve and maintain a healthy pregnancy.

Both sexes play an important role in the fertility process!



Female Factor Infertility

Almost one in six couples experience fertility problems. Studies show that while 40% of the time infertility is the result of female factors, 40% of the time it is also the result of male factors, with the remaining 20% of the time the result is a combination of both male and female factors.

Our doctor will address all the following concerns for the female. These are some common contributing factors that need to be analyzed and appropriately treated, if a concern:

  • Do you have regular menses?
  • Do you have cramps, PMS, heavy menses etc...?
  • Are you ovulating at a predictable time of the month?
  • Do you have highs/lows of a typical monthly cycle?
  • Do you shows signs of ovulation?
  • Are you emotionally balanced the second part of the monthly cycle?
  • Are you emotionally balanced the first half of your monthly cycle?
  • Any past or current history of fibroids or cysts?
  • Have you miscarried?
  • Have you been trying to get pregant for over a year?
  • Any past or current history of pelvic surgery or current health issues?
  • Any diagnosis of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), estrogen dominance, progesterone deficiency?
  • Have you been on birth control medications for years?
  • Are you over weight or obese?
  • Are you under weight?
  • Any history of intrauterine devices (IUDs)?
  • Are the fallopian tubes clear of scar tissue?
  • Do you produce enough eggs (ovulation) each month?
  • History of healthy PAP smears and regular medical checkups?
  • Any history of any STIs (sexually transmitted infections)?
  • Any history of iron deficiency anemia?
  • Any history of extreme exercise or stressfull lifestyle?
  • Any history of poor diet and eating habits?
  • Any history of anxiety or depression (past or present?)

Male Factor Infertility

For the male, our doctor wants to make sure that you produce strong robust healthy sperm. Most men do not get analyzed with enough detail, and typically a single sperm sample is the only test offered to the male. If your "numbers" are good, then it is said that the male is not the issue. However, over the last 50 years overall male sperm counts have declined substantially. Many health, hormones, environment, ocupational, and nutritional factors can decline sperm quality and counts.

Healthy sperm is just as important as the numbers of sperm!

Our doctor will address all the following concerns for the male. These are some common contributing factors that need to be analyzed and appropriately treated, if a concern:

  • Any history of trauma or surgery to the groin or penis?
  • Are you able to create and maintain an erection (without the use of medications)?
  • Are you able to orgasm?
  • Do you frequently urinate or feel that your bladder is retaining fluid after you urinate?
  • Any pain or discomfort when you urinate?
  • Any history of any STIs (sexually transmitted infections)?
  • Any history of using testosterone or steroids?
  • Any history of marijuana use?
  • Any history of extreme exercise or stressfull lifestyle?
  • Any history of poor diet and eating habits?
  • Any history of anxiety or depression (past or present?)
  • Do you work as a trade (plumber, electrician, welder, mechanic etc..)?
  • Do you have or own a dirt bike, recreational boat or some other toy?
  • Do you wear consistently tighty whiteys (tight under wear)?
  • Do you eat well daily a balanced diet?
  • Do you drink beer or any other liquor regularly?
  • Do you take your vitamins?
  • Are you over weight or obese?
  • Are you under weight?
  • Do you stress out over nothing?
  • Do you get moody or grumpy?
  • Do you have a short fuse and get angry rather quickly?


Our doctor's approach is to analyze and treat both partners. It is not only the female that could have infertility issues, as men's quality and quantity is extremely important to the success of achieving and maintaining a healthy pregnancy. Together and with modern medicine on our side we aim to increase your odds of conceiving and maintaining a healthy pregnancy.

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